Making Sense of the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible

Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today

Book - 2014
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Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever wrong? In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses many often misunderstood biblical themes, leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062234964
006223496X
Characteristics: 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

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Nov 18, 2017

Hamilton's book is in two sections, the first describing the origins and contents of the Bible (including the differences in the Orthodox and Catholic Bibles), expounding the human-authorship viewpoint. The second directly answers several common questions about controversial topics, mostly pertaining to Mosaic law, but also homosexuality, feminism, and Revelations. Hamilton is a Methodist and certainly a progressive, and presents his point of view against biblical literalism. I believe this is a valuable read for any American wanting to make more sense of Christianity, regardless of faith.

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